Students who don’t have their books for their fall classes yet might want to see about saving a few dollars with Amazon.com’s latest app. This month Amazon released a free iPhone application called Amazon Student, designed to help students make price comparisons of textbooks sold by the online retailer. The app lets students use the iPhone’s camera to scan a textbook’s bar code to pull up options for that title.
A frequent enhancement request for Blackboard Learn 9.1 by our faculty and many other faculty around the country is the ability to see if you have a message within a course without having to log into each course. This would be especially helpful for faculty teaching a large load of courses using Blackboard and utilizing its Message tool for internal private communication. Your requests has been answer with the installation
We all know that book prices are reaching the point where students may not be able to afford school, not because of the tuition – but because of the textbooks. In an effort to help educate and assist faculty in examining inexpensive alternatives for the traditional textbook, the Faculty Council, in partnership with the Alternative Textbook Task Force, has developed a list of tips and links to help you get
#SMCEDU chats have been on hold the majority of summer with many faculty and students away from the classroom (lucky them) but they return today (Wednesday 8/10/11) with a new hashtag #SMEDU on a new day (Wednesdays) and at two new times (Noon & 9 p.m. EST). Today’s topic is the Social Media Global Education Connection Project. Want to know more? Click Here! I plan on joining in on at
Blackboard recently released Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP6 – We now have it installed at Valencia College! I’m very happy to see a few of the frequently request enhancements finally integrated into the LMS; such as interactive rubrics, enhance assessment timers, and improved needs grading functions. New Features & Enhancements – Teaching & Learning – Visit the Screenshot Gallery. Interactive Rubrics: Enhanced rubrics are here to better support instructor efficiency in
GoToMeeting recently launched the HDFaces option to make your meetings feel a little more personal. HDFaces enables high-definition video conferencing with one click. I use GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar all the time for my job at Valencia for training and virtual meetings. I find this to be one of the better web conference tools available on the market. Watch Video HDFaces We just got all the accounts ready to try this